I want to thank the organizers of today's event for privileging me with an invitation to address you. At the same time though, a part of me wants to say 'thanks for nothing' as you guys must know that by speaking at events like this I run the risk of having myself censored and disciplined and sidelined!
I do actually have a painful history of being targeted on account of the things I have said (either in writing or in speech) that are critical of the Israeli government. Indeed, I've had the privilege of being invited to address prominent groups of government officials and community leaders on topics completely unrelated to Israel / Palestine, only to find out afterwards that the organizers were subsequently warned not to deal with me again on account of my dubious stance I take on these issues!
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